Throughout the month of April, To the Best of Our Knowledge will celebrate poetry with original work by five leading American poets, written in response to current events.
Poets bear witness to the world in ways the news cannot. As William Carlos Williams famously noted, “It is difficult/to get the news from poems/yet men die miserably every day/for lack/of what is found there.” This month, TTBOOK is partnering with poetry website ASPHODEL to bring listeners powerful new work inspired by political and cultural issues in the headlines.
Each week, TTBOOK will release a podcast featuring a reading of a freshly-written poem. We’ll also hear host Anne Strainchamps interview each poet about the personal stories behind the poems.